tidal zone

  1. an area subject to tidal action
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How To Use tidal zone In A Sentence

  • Mussels anchor themselves in the inter-tidal zone by means of a thatch of tough proteinaceous fibers called the byssus, or “beard.” On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • Mudflats lie lower in the upper intertidal zone than marshes and are smooth, almost level surfaces across which tidal creeks meander.
  • The intertidal zone supplies fishermen with surf perch, cabezons, blennies, rock fish, pricklebacks, mussels and sea urchins.
  • The intertidal zones circumvent the two outstanding disadvantages of marine living.
  • Even if an intertidal zone existed, sea ice disturbance, as well as the unstable, gravelly substrate, would make it uninhabitable by intertidal benthos, epifauna, or epiphytes.
  • Ostracod faunal characteristics and ecological distribution are diverse from each other in different qualitative substrates of the tidal zone.
  • A similar set of tradeoffs may explain why surf smelt, which spawn in fine gravel, can spawn successfully lower in the intertidal zone than grunion, spawning in sand.
  • The intertidal zone is heavily stressed and eroded by ice in winter, which favors annuals such as the endemic hairgrass Deschampsia bottnica, found only in the Gulf of Bothnia and eyebright Euphrasia bottnica. Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden
  • Webster discussed the physiological significance of this mechanism of endocrine metabolic adaptation for C. pagurus, which may be repeatedly subjected to short-term emersion and hypoxia in the intertidal zone.
  • Marine ecologists have long regarded the stresses imposed by abiotic factors like temperature to play pivotal roles in establishing the upper limits to zonation in the intertidal zone.
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